1. graded adjective & adjective [usu v-link ADJ] If something is distinguishable from other things, it has a quality or feature which makes it possible for you to recognize it and see that it is different. [+ from] ⇒ ...features that make their products distinguishable from those of their rivals. ⇒ This is vintage port, and it is distinguishable by its deep red colour. 2. graded adjective & adjective [v-link ADJ] If something is distinguishable, you can see or hear it in conditions when it is difficult to see or hear anything. ⇒ He put his ear to the floor and heard angry shouts, but no words were distinguishable. ⇒ It was getting light and shapes were more distinguishable.
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